MINI tops H-Stock at Solo Nationals

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  1. Nathan

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    The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Tour spent one last weekend in competition before the winter weather forces the cars into the garage, landing at the Nashville Superspeedway for a unique event to end the season.

    The National Tour finale, always held following the Tire Rack Solo National Championships, has traditionally been a time to try out new or potential formats for upcoming solo events. At Nashville, this experiment took the solo course away from the parking lot and onto the superspeedway and road course at the facility.

    The event still featured the cones and gates of a traditional autocross event, with a number of transitions from the oval to the road course and back again. The flow and the layout were well received, overall, amongst the 189 participating competitors.

    The first day of competition was delayed by fog, but once it the clouds lifted the competition was close throughout the event. In H Stock, the battle was separated by just 0.026 seconds. Tom O’Gorman, of Mason, Ohio, had the best combined times in his Full Throttle Indoor Karting Mini Cooper, to top James Feinberg. Feinberg, of Cary, N.C., had the fastest run of the class, but his combined time in his SoloPro Driving School Mini Cooper was just shy of O’Gorman’s.

    The A Street Prepared Ladies class was nearly as close, with Michelle Comte, of Smyrna, Tenn., taking home the winner’s trophy in her Bennetts Automotive Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Kandy Johnson, of Glen Allen, Va., trailed Comte by just 0.191-second in her Evolution/OSGiken/driveWISE Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

    The closest battle of the weekend came between a pair of teammates sharing a Van Diemen RF85 in C Modified. Driving an identical car, Mark Lamm, of Brownsburg, Ind., topped Nick Myers, of Danville, Ind., by just 0.017-second. Myers turned the fastest individual time of the two, but the combined score left Lamm holding the gold medal.

    The largest class of the weekend was the 17-car Super Stock class, which was separated at the top by only 0.350-second at the end of the weekend. Pat Salerno, of New Milford, Conn., won the class over his teammate and co-driver, Brian Conners, of Voorhees, N.J. Both Salerno and Conners shared a Lotus Elise for their top-two finish.

    The Nashville Road Tour ends the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Tour for 2011, with plans underway for the 2012 season

    Source - SCCA Tire Rack Solo National Tour Season Concludes At Nashville :: PaddockTalk :: F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

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